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Antique & Vintage Necklaces

Edwardian Diamond & Pearl Platinum Pendant

£2,490.00

  • Beautiful diamond & pearl lavaliere pendant
    This elegant Edwardian necklace is hand crafted in platinum in three articulated sections
    Set with sparkling old cut diamonds, wonderful rose cut diamonds and creamy silver pearls
    The delightful pendant is centred with an old cut diamond within a boarder of rose cuts edged with pretty milligram detail with a pearl suspended beneath
    The design is completed with a fine link chain attractively set with twelve pearls
    This charming pendant looks so lovely when worn
  • Principal diamond 4.6mm
  • Colour H Clarity SI
  • 45 rose cut diamonds 2mm–1mm
  • Total diamond weight circa one carat
  • Pearl 5mm x 4.2mm, chain pearls about 1.3mm
  • Pendant 0.85″ (22 cm) wide 1.85″ (47mm) drop
  • Chain length 18″ (46 cm)
  • Weight 5.5 grams
  • Period circa 1910
  • Tests Platinum
  • In excellent original condition
  • Comes in presentation box illustrated
  • Our Ref: 19142

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    Description

    Pearls, amber and coral are precious gems produced by plants and animals. These gems are adored because they are so attractive and  rare and have thus been worn as jewellery for thousands of years. The most highly prized and the most expensive of this group are the fabulous and amazing pearls, they have one very unique quality, which is, they can be worn by anyone, at any time, in any situation!

    Factors affecting the price of pearls.

    Pearl types, Lustre, thickness of nacre, colour, shape, size, surface quality, treatment status. The most expensive type of pearl is the natural pearl, these were the only type available until about 1900, when Miki Moto started to produce cultured pearls. Cultured pearls are from farmed oysters, whereas natural pearls come from “wild” oysters. Also we have sea water pearls from the oceans and fresh water pearls from the rivers and streams. Seed pearls were very small pearls used extensively in Victorian jewellery. Artificial pearls are made from many materials often coloured glass.

    Pearls are traditionally the birth stone for June

    Care of your Pearls.

    Pearls are delicate and can easily be damaged, pearl is just 2.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. They should be wrapped in cloth or tissue so as not to be scratched by other hard objects or jewellery.

    Also pearls are not resistant to sprays and perfumes.

    Additional information

    gem

    Diamond, Pearl

    product-type

    Victorian & Edwardian